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Sox Therapy: Talkin’ Baseball
With a month of baseball in the books I thought this might be a useful time to dig into the biggest decision the Boston Red Sox have made in the past nine months; that’s right, the decision to replace Don Orsillo with Dave O’Brien. Obviously we all have our opinions of the people involved and with the season rolling I’ve got some observations and thoughts. I’m sure you do too.
Dave O’Brien: Let’s start with this, Obie is very very good as an announcer. If you built a generic announcer you ...Read More...
6 comment(s)Posted: May 05, 2016 at 01:30 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1993 Discussion
The Blue Jays beat the Phillies in the World Series.
MLB expansion adding the Rockies and Marlins means we will vote for 14 this year.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Barry Bonds 44.9 9.9 Ken Griffey Jr 32.2 8.7 Rick Wilkins 28.5 6.6 Mike Piazza 30.8 7.0 Jay Bell 28.3 6.2 Chris Hoiles 27.6 6.8 John Olerud 37.1 7.7 Darren Daulton 28.5 5.0 Len Dykstra 35.1 6.5 Rafael Palmeiro 32.1 6.9 Kenny Lofton 26.6 7.6 Frank Thomas 34.2 6.2 Jeff Blauser 27.7 5.7 Robby ...Read More...
4 comment(s)Posted: May 05, 2016 at 10:57 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: As I Was Saying…
Where were we…oh, that’s right. It’s good to be back. My goal is to have something up at least once a week, but I’m sure we’ll have plenty to talk about this year.
Since the last post on this blog, appropriately titled “I Am Fine with This”, a lot has happened. And then it’s been rehashed, and rehashed, and rehashed yet again. Regardless of your opinion on *how* we got here
17 comment(s)Posted: May 05, 2016 at 09:45 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1992 Results
Congratulations to Barry Bonds on winning his first MMP award!
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Barry Bonds 135 9 9 Ryne Sandberg 101 9 0 Darren Daulton 100 8 0 Frank Thomas 100 9 0 Greg Maddux 100 9 0 Roger Clemens 81 9 0 Gary Sheffield 64 7 0 Mark McGwire 54 7 0 Roberto Alomar 50 6 0 Andy Van Slyke 49 7 0 Barry Larkin 37 4 0 Mike Mussina 36 5 0 Kirby Puckett 31 4 0 Edgar Martinez 19 4 0 Dave Hollins 16 3 0 Ry! Henderson 15 3 0 Paul Molitor 13 2 0 Kevin Appier 12 2 0 Carlos Baerga 9 2 0 Fred ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: May 04, 2016 at 05:11 PM |
Sox Therapy: Three Questions: May 2016
Three Questions: May 2016
1. Is it time to cut Buchholz loose?
2. Who are the 2016 All-Stars among position players on this team?
3. Which is more likely this season: the Red Sox remain in first place, or the Yankees remain in last place?
37 comment(s)Posted: May 02, 2016 at 12:50 PM |
Sox Therapy: Gettin’ It Done
OK, so the Sunday night games were a bit harrowing and not all is perfect but your FIRST PLACE RED SOX (going to enjoy it while I can) wrapped up a nice stretch of 8-2 baseball with a thriller on Sunday night. It is easy to say the competition, the slumping Astros, the pitiful Braves and the last place Yankees (going to enjoy that one while I can too), was not good but 8-2 is 8-2.
What is encouraging is the contributions are getting throughout the roster. Guys like Mookie, the red hot ...Read More...
7 comment(s)Posted: May 01, 2016 at 11:29 PM |
Sox Therapy: Happy (Belated) Anniversary Tim
21 years and 1 day ago the Boston Red Sox signed a guy who posted a 5.84 ERA in AAA Buffalo the previous season. All Tim Wakefield did is dominate the American League for the next several months and by the time he was done he had won more games than all but two Red Sox pitchers in the 111 year history of the club.
Wednesday the Sox sent Wake’s spiritual descendant to the mound in the form of Steven Wright. All Wright has done in 2016 is be arguably the best pitcher on the club. With David ...Read More...
16 comment(s)Posted: April 27, 2016 at 09:34 PM |
Sox Therapy: Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
I figure we need a bit of a minor league thread to go along with the Major League one, don’t you? Today I’m going to go with a bit of a gimmick and just pick a guy at each position I feel like focusing on. In all seriousness I could just say “hey, look at Hi A Salem” because the collection of talent there is pretty amazing but I’m an equal opportunity guy (all stats through Saturday).
1B - Josh Ockimey - Greenville - I saw Ockimey a few times in Lowell last year and at the very least he ...Read More...
47 comment(s)Posted: April 24, 2016 at 06:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1992 Ballot
For 1992, each voter should rank the top 13 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 May 2016.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 May 2016.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
19 comment(s)Posted: April 22, 2016 at 01:04 PM |
Sox Therapy: We Still Know Nothin’
No I didn’t go anywhere, why do you ask?
So the Sox are a couple weeks into the season and so far…I don’t think we know anything particularly new. When the season began I felt this was an 83-79, third place team. I like the offense but I had concerns about a few of the down order hitters and I was more troubled about the bullpen than most people. I was confident in Craig Kimbrel of course but 41 year old guys are always question marks, Junichi Tazawa has slowed down badly in three of the ...Read More...
74 comment(s)Posted: April 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM |